The UAE delegation participating in the Asian Paralympic Games raised its tally to 10 medals, after Abdullah Sultan Al-Eryani and Maryam Al-Zeyoudi, players of the shooting and athletics teams, added two new medals, gold and silver, yesterday.
Al-Eriani won the shooting gold in the 50-meter rifle competition (3 positions – SH1 category), making it the third gold medal for the UAE in the Asian tournament. The Chinese, Xiao Dong, came in second, and the South Korean, Jangho Lee, came in third.
This is the second medal for Al-Ariani after a bronze medal he won the day before yesterday, in the 50-meter rifle competition, prone position, for the same category.
Maryam Al-Zeyoudi, the athletics team player, also added a new silver medal in the F40 shot put competition, recording 8.49 m. Uzbekistan’s Kuparo Khakimova came second, and China’s Wei Li came third. Al-Zeyoudi was able to improve her record that she recorded in the last Asian Paralympic Games, Jakarta 2018, which was 5.50 m, and ranked fifth at that time.
On the sidelines of the tournament, Salama Al Khatri, a player in the UAE cycling team, won membership in the Athletes and Sub-Regional Representatives Committee in the Asian Paralympic Committee.
Today, the curtain falls on the competitions of the fourth edition of the Asian Paralympic Games, as the closing ceremony will be held at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Stadium, during which the flag of the tournament will be handed over to the mayor of the Japanese city of Aichi and Nagoya, which will host the fifth edition in 2026. As for the final day’s competitions, the athletics and lifting teams will conclude Strength, their competition in the tournament, with the participation of Omair Younis in the F55 javelin competition, Maryam Al Matroushi in the F46 shot put competition, and Maryam Al Zayoudi in the F40 category discus throw competition, while Ahmed Al Balushi participates in the over 107 kg competition, with strength lifts.
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